A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team will perform at the LIMA 2015 air show in Malaysia stating next week, in their second international appearance.
The team will be flying the locally made J-10 fighter jets, PLA Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted as saying in the Chinese media.
Female pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei will be among the team. It will be the first time China's female fighter pilots will have performed abroad, Shen said.
The female pilots had earlier performed with J-10 fighters at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, last November.
The Air Force acrobatic team's participation in the LIMA air show will help consolidate ties with Malaysia, enhance political and military mutual trust, build on the image of the Chinese military and showcase China's aeronautic equipment and military spirit, Shen said.
The five-day LIMA show will open next Tuesday. fighter jets from Malaysia, the United States and France are expected to perform.
Malaysia is expected to replace its F/A-18 fight jets and among those aircraft showing off their moves will be the latest Boeing Hornet and the Dassault Rafale. Though the Chinese are not officially in the race, the contest is still open and they may pitch in with the JF-17 fighter made in partnership with Pakistan.
The first woman to fly Chinas J-10 fighter plane was killed after she hit the wing of another jet during a training exercise Monday. Yu Xu, a member of the Chinese air forces ‘August First aerobic display team was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, Global Times reported
China could possibly export its J-10B fighter to Pakistan, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Russia has agreed for a deal to sell its advanced AL31FN engines which will be fitted to the J-10B, Kanwa defense review reported Sunday adding that the first batch of the engines is expected this year
Russian Helicopters at LIMA 2015 plans to hold talks with Malaysian state company AIROD and the country's firefighting department BOMBA, both of which are considering the acquisition of a new consignment of multirole Mi-8/17 series helicopters. In addition, Russian Helicopters jointly with Rosoboronexport will discuss opportunities for supplying the Mi-35M, Mi-171Sh and Mi-171V-5 to the security forces of Malaysia and other countries in South-East Asia
Two Korean-made KT-1 Woongbi planes from an Indonesian Jupiter aerobatics team have collided and crashed during a practice session before a LIMA air show, local media reported Sunday. The KT–1B Wongbi were among six aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force carrying out a practice run
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